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GamersHeroes Friday, January 28, 2022 2:02 PM

The team at Stray Bombay announced that more than 200,000 players have battled through over a combined 1 billion hostile aliens in The Anacrusis in its first week.

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GamersHeroes Friday, January 28, 2022 1:25 PM

The dynamic duo of Chris and John are making waves at Main Tank Software, recently releasing the chaotic multiplayer Dragon Saddle Melee and developing the fast-paced strategy game Hexarcy. Gamers Heroes spoke with this indie team to learn more.

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GamersHeroes Friday, January 28, 2022 1:21 PM

Fresh from her role in The Matrix Resurrections as Trinity, Carrie-Anne Moss discusses her role in Guerrilla Games and PlayStation Studios' Horizon Forbidden West with the actor spotlight for the game.

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GamersHeroes Friday, January 28, 2022 1:21 PM

Done in collaboration with Arc System Works and Limited Run Games, WayForward announced that physical versions of River City Girls Zero can now be pre-ordered on Limited Run Games' website.

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Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 6:47 PM

Thanks to an investigation into online gaming subscriptions by the United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Microsoft will soon improve the ways in which its Xbox Game Pass service handles auto-renewal, refunds, and inactive memberships. (h/t PC Gamer)


Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 5:30 PM

If you've frequented Félix "xQc" Lengyel's Twitch channel recently, you'll have noticed he's doing a lot of Grand Theft Auto Online role-play and reactions to video content. That's fine. It's his channel, so he can do whatever he wants with it…or maybe not? A small but vocal portion of his millions-strong community…


Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 2:45 PM

We are less than a month out from the release of Elden Ring. Some are already planning to take off from work to play it. Others are planning to take off from the internet to avoid what will likely be another round of game difficulty discourse. Director Hidetaka Miyazaki has broached the subject in a new interview,…


Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 2:30 PM

The best Uncharted game doesn't open in media res with hero Nathan Drake hanging, gutshot, off a derailed train in the Himalayas. It doesn't start with him tearing through 12-foot Pacific swells in a speedboat on a stormy night. No, it kicks off with a focus on his sporadic companion Chloe Frazer perusing a market in…


Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 2:20 PM

The ongoing demand for rare and valuable Pokémon cards has led to a frenzy out there, as people spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on unopened boxes and rare cards. Celebrities and popular influencers have got involved over the last two years too, blowing up the situation further. It's gotten to the point where…


Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 1:55 PM

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Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 1:25 PM

Any number of things can serve as personal distractions in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but one I'm sure a lot of folks will enjoy is shiny hunting. Searching out with these alternately colored pocket monsters is half the fun of these games for many hardcore fans, and Arceus offers up an interesting way to do so with its…


Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 1:10 PM

While trotting about the first free-roaming area of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, it would behoove you to visit the massive, angry Rapidash roaming the Horseshoe Plains. You're sure to get on like a house-sized horse on fire.


PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 6:54 PM
     RetroArch gets a big update for online retro gaming

Emulation frontend RetroArch has just gotten its 1.10.0 update, and with it comes a host of improvements to the program's online netplay options. There's also HDR support for Vulkan, new XMB menu options, and a VSync swap interval toggle for Direct3D 10 and 11, but the improvements to the online options are the most exciting bits here.

There are "numerous improvements" to netplay here, including some technical changes that haven't been spelled out in detail, but which should provide a smoother experience. The full patch notes explain that a new relay system is now up and running, text chat has been implemented, and the interface has gotten some improvements to help you see which games you can actually connect to.

RetroArch's netplay options have often been fantastic, with those relay servers making it very convenient to play old games online with friends, cutting out the need for VPNs or port forwarding. But it's also been fiddly and occasionally broken, so hopefully this patch does some good.

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 6:11 PM
     Dark Souls is about to be DnD 5E compatible

Dark Souls: The Roleplaying Game was announced with a teaser trailer late last year, and today publisher Steamforged Games has revealed the first proper details on what you can expect. The game features a complete ruleset based on Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition, which means you can either play it on its own or take the rules and classes back into your DnD campaign.

The core book for Dark Souls: The Roleplaying Game is set to launch in spring 2022. "Inside the lavishly illustrated, hardback core book," the devs say in a press release, "players will find bespoke character classes, a brand-new magic system, and a full bestiary teeming with Dark Souls creatures. Together, roleplayers can brave the crumbling landscape of Lothric and the myriad locations within, encountering familiar faces along the way."

There are no details on the mechanics yet, so I can only speculate in terror about some sort of level drain simulating losing your souls after death. Steamforged previously worked on the Dark Souls board game, a Resident Evil 2 board game, and just recently announced another 5E-compatible RPG game adaptation with Runescape.

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 5:37 PM
     New God of War patch adds a sharpness slider for DLSS

The PC edition of God of War adds a few nice features that take advantage of the platform's many graphics options and formats available, and one of those is DLSS - Nvidia's supersampling technology that upscales lower base resolutions to boost performance. A new patch for the action-adventure game adds a sharpness slider to that option, so you can fine-tune the amount of sharpening that occurs when you toggle it on.

The automatic sharpening with DLSS was causing graphical issues for some players, and this option should help ameliorate those in most cases. However, in this current edition, DLSS sharpening still can't be fully turned off, even if the slider is set to zero. A developer from Santa Monica Studios says that's an issue the team will correct in a future update.

The patch also corrects some additional graphics hardware issues, such as incorrect VRAM detection on Intel's XE platform, and some instances of graphics driver crashes. The team says it's also corrected a bug that would disable controls if you opened the inventory screen during the realm travel sequence.

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 5:21 PM
     Euro Truck Simulator 2's new Austria opens forbidden roads

SCS Software announced last year that Euro Truck Simulator 2's Austria would be getting a rework. (Don't worry, I missed the announcement at the time, too.) Today they've shown off a whole lot of images of the new Alps, and beyond the beautification efforts, the rework will also introduce some new roads that are typically off-limits to truckers in the real world.

"Although some of the roads, such as the Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße (Grossglockner High Alpine Road) are usually off-limits to truckers," the devs explain in the announcement post, "we decided that we wouldn't want to take away access to this famous but challenging route for our drivers."

The devs haven't yet announced when the Austria rework will launch. In a previous blog post, they explained that it's a "large and a bit more long-term project that is being handled by a small team of experienced map designers and it still needs some time to be finished." Update 1.43 included a revamp to France's Lyon, so hopefully 1.44 might bring us some updates to Austria.

RELATED LINKS: Euro Truck Simulator 2 system requirements, Best VR games, How to set up your Oculus Rift

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 5:00 PM
     Microsoft Flight Simulator will get DLSS support this year

Microsoft Flight Simulator players have plenty to look forward to this year, including what should be a significant boost to performance. The simulation game will be getting DLSS support later in 2022 when the DirectX 12 mode arrives - which should be a boon to anyone playing on older hardware or at high resolutions.

The latest Developer Q&A livestream revealed quite a few milestones ahead for Flight Simulator. DLSS support and DirectX 12 are on the way "later this year," but Asobo Studio didn't provide any more specific information on that update. However, when that set of features does arrive, players will be able to render the game at lower resolutions to boost performance while still enjoying hi-res visuals.

In the more immediate future, World Update 7 arrives January 31, with updated imagery and new points of interest in Australia. World Update 8 is slated for late March, and will include a refresh for the Iberian peninsula, covering both Portugal and Spain. Sim Update 8 will also arrive in March, and it's focused exclusively on bug fixes.

RELATED LINKS: Microsoft Flight Simulator review, The best PC simulation games, The best flight games on PC

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 3:59 PM
     You can join Midnight Ghost Hunt's closed beta this weekend

Now's your chance to try out the chaotic multiplayer action of Midnight Ghost Hunt, developer Vaulted Sky Games' spin on Prop Hunt and those horrible little mimics from Prey. A closed beta is running this weekend, now through Sunday evening, and you can get in simply by asking for access on Steam.

The closed beta is already underway, and it'll run until 11:59pm PST January 30, which translates to 2:59am EST / 7:59am GMT. It's a 4v4 game of hunters versus ghosts, and in the initial phase, the ghosts try to avoid hunters by hiding inside various props scattered throughout each level. The hunters have to move quickly to find the ghosts, because at the stroke of midnight, it's payback time: the ghosts are empowered with boosts to strength and resilience, and the hunters will have to batten down the hatches and hope they can hold out long enough to be rescued.

Our hardware writer Phil Hayton had a terrific time with his Midnight Ghost Hunt preview session, and Vaulted Sky Games says the closed beta it ran in October was "highly successful."

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 2:48 PM
     Warno early access will feature new content every two weeks

Cold War RTS game Warno entered Early Access on Steam January 20, and the developers already have their first content update lined up. In fact, Eugen Systems players can expect new content for Warno about every two weeks during Early Access, although they caution that these may at times be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.

The studio is naming Warno's Early Access updates after Napoleonic marshals, and the first one is called Milestone Ney. It's coming in February, and will add two new divisions and a new 10v10 map. The new battlegroups are the US 8th Infantry Division (Mechanised) for the NATO side, and the Soviet 39th Guards Motorised Rifle Division for the Warsaw Pact.

The next patch, Milestone Davout, will include two new German divisions, one each from East and West Germany, and multiple new maps. The fourth update, Milestone Murat, will be the same lineup: a new West German division and a new East German division, and additional maps. That's a sizeable expansion to the current Warno roster, which at launch included just two initial battlegroups.

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 1:31 PM
     Rust gets a spiffy new hazmat suit in next week's Arctic update

Highly durable survival game Rust has yet another update inbound, this one focusing on the arctic biome. It'll introduce a new cold-weather skin for the hazmat suit to the permanent store, and while it'll cost the same to craft as other hazmat suit variants, it has some noticeably different attributes. The arctic update will arrive February 3.

First, however, is a patch due out today, January 28. This one adds some new Lunar New Year items, including a snarling traditional tiger mask and a sky lantern. The sky lantern is a floating container - you can put an item in it, then swat it with a lit torch to send it up and away into the evening sky. As venerable Rust YouTuber ShadowFrax explains, it'll travel a short distance, and fall if it's shot, carrying whatever you put in it with it.

The new arctic hazmat suit is the first hazmat skin to offer a unique set of stats. Its big benefit is 40% cold protection, which is significantly more than the 8% provided by the default hazmat suit and other variants. It does have a bit less bite, 10% less protection from radiation, and a 2% reduction in damage protection from explosions.

RELATED LINKS: Best survival games, Rust commands, Rust vehicles

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 28, 2022 2:58 PM

Ubisoft were the first huge games company to excitedly launch a line of NFTs then be told by almost everyone no, don't do that, it sucks. Well done, almost everyone! In a new interview, Ubisoft's blockchain boys have said people "don't get it".

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Twinfinite Friday, January 28, 2022 3:33 PM

Developer Techland has today revealed the performance of its anticipated sequel Dying Light 2 on what it has dubbed 'old-gen' hardware. The video sequence highlights the game running on the PS4 and Xbox One family of consoles at 30fps. As you'll see, the game runs fairly smoothly despite the obvious performance setbacks of not being […]

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Twinfinite Friday, January 28, 2022 3:06 PM

Yacht Club Games, the developer behind the acclaimed 2D side-scroller Shovel Knight, has today announced that its annual showcase event will air on G4's Twitch channel. The presentation will focus on new content in the works as well as the development of all-new projects. The announcement comes by way of a Tweet from the studio's […]

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Twinfinite Friday, January 28, 2022 1:53 PM

Compile Heart released a new trailer of its upcoming JRPG Hyperdimension Neptunia: Sisters vs Sisters, focusing on combat gameplay.

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Twinfinite Friday, January 28, 2022 1:40 PM

Today Compile Heart released a new trailer of the upcoming Nintendo Switch version of Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars.

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Twinfinite Friday, January 28, 2022 1:12 PM

Today Gust announced that the development of Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream has been completed.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 3:00 PM

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On January 31, 1997, Final Fantasy VII launched in Japan. 25 years later? We're in the middle of a remake effort, the original is on virtually every platform and Cloud and Sephiroth are both in Smash Bros. The Siliconera staff is sharing its favorite FFVII memories. Why not share yours in the comments!

I think finally playing Final Fantasy VII on the PS1 is a big one for me. See, the first time I played it on the PC. (That's how I played FFVIII originally too!) I didn't have a controller, so I had to rely on keyboard controls. And since I didn't have my own computer, I was going into my parents' office and using one of theirs. Which meant I was right at the Northern Cave and end of the game when circumstances meant it was uninstalled to make room for a new business program. Since my first disc ended up too scratched to work along the way? I didn't get to restart and beat the game proper until I played it on a console later. — Jenni

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Final Fantasy VII wasn't my first Final Fantasy — that would be FFVI — but it was likely the most influential. Sure, many moments from FFVI will always be iconic. I doubt I'll ever forget them! But FFVII's whole vibe stuck with me from the day I paid multiple weeks worth of allowance to buy an overpriced, pirated CD copy of it from a local toy store. I even had to play on a hand-me-down PS1 that had to be turned on its side to read the disc. Its blending of seemingly modern-day/sci-fi aesthetic with the monolithic architecture and scale of by-then typical JRPG storytelling was catnip to then 12-year-old me.

It helps too that Remake has been so interesting, to boot. Rather than look like the kind of questionable franchise expansion like much of the Compilation of FFVII? Remake really seems to be grappling with and respecting its previous incarnations. It's an approach that most reboots really don't bother to take. That's something I think might keep FFVII influential for a new generation of nerds. — Josh

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My fondest memory of Final Fantasy VII has to do with the CGI film Advent Children. I remember downloading the Japanese announcement trailer for the film, which was such poor resolution I could barely make anything out. And despite not having played Final Fantasy VII myself at that time, I already was keenly aware of who these characters were through cultural osmosis. So I was extremely excited to see these characters in full 3D. I can still remember the pixelated mess of the Nibelheim incident in that trailer. Just thinking about how I huddled in front of my computer with its big, chunky CRT monitor to watch the trailer on repeat fills me with a deep sense of nostalgia. — Kazuma

What are your Final Fantasy VII memories? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter! And read our other handy roundtables for more thoughts from the Siliconera team.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 2:00 PM

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is an Xbox Free Play Days This Weekend

People have a chance to play Valkyria Chronicles 4 without paying for it. Microsoft announced its Free Play Days for folks with active Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions. Until January 30, 2022, folks can download a copy and go through it. For Honor is the other title up on offer alongside it.

There's also a sale on Valkyria Chronicles 4 on most platforms at the moment. However, how much you pay depends on where you're buying it. If you are getting the Xbox One version, it will be $12 for a standard copy and $15 for the Complete Edition. On the PlayStation Store, the PS4 CE is temporarily $19.99 until February 3, 2022. It is cheapest of all on Steam. The CE is $9.99 there. That offer also lasts until February 3, 2022. The Nintendo Switch isn't reduced right now. Normally the base game is $29.99 and the CE is $49.99.

Like other entries in the Valkyria Chronicles series, this is a turn-based strategy game set during a war in a European-like region known as Europa. Young people are called to fight to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their homeland. It is notable for having some soldiers who are descended from Valkyrur, giving them a Valkyria form with enhanced abilities and powers.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 and For Honor are playable on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X for free through January 30, 2022 as part of the Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 1:00 PM

The Silent Hill 3 Robbie the Rabbit mascots are coming back as Nendoroid figures. Good Smile Company announced it will release two inspired by the characters. One is pink, and the other is blue. Both will launch in September 2022 in Japan. A North American release will follow in November 2022. They'll be ¥5,800 /$58.99 each.

While the general look of both characters is the same, the color you choose determines the accessories you will get. Each of the Robbie the Rabbit Nendoroids will have both bloody and clean face options for its face and body. There will also be parts so they can be positioned in a sitting pose. The blue Robbie will be able to carry a circular saw or plank of wood. The pink one will come with a chainsaw and iron pipe.

Here's the blue Robbie the Rabbit figure.
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And this is the pink one.
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Prior to Good Smile Company releasing its Robbie the Rabbit Nendoroids, Gecco had its own Silent Hill 3 mascot figures. It worked with Konami to create a set of six small figures. Each one is under four inches tall and flocked. They were available in six colors. Depending on which one you chose, you'd get different weapons with it. There was even a stretcher accessory sold separately.

The Silent Hill 3 Robbie the Rabbit Nendoroids will come to Japan in September 2022 and North America in November 2022. Pre-orders will be open until March 9, 2022.

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 7:05 PM

Hopefully they come back before the end of the month [Update: Physical My Nintendo rewards are still down, but there...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 7:00 PM

A real piece of gaming history Today, Nintendo is recognized as one of the most prominent gaming companies in history,...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 6:15 PM

Go ahead and double-jump There isn't much time left until Elden Ring is out. The dark fantasy action game from From Software...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 5:30 PM

'The truth is I wanted to remove the entire system' An old interview with Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto, which covers...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 5:00 PM

Juri's Duty You might find yourself swamped with genres and sub-genres in the modern gaming scene. Well here's a spoiler...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 4:30 PM

Betrayal of the Second Era A real-life tabletop Elder Scrolls card game is not what I expected to see in...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 4:00 PM

The game that lets families execute each other I don't have a great many video game-related stories to tell of...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 3:30 PM

You can basically do it right away Here's a quick rundown on the Pokemon Legends: Arceus charm system. You'll want...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 3:15 PM

Ash and friends will fight the armies of the dead on Friday the 13th Looks like the Evil Dead won't be breaking...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 3:00 PM

Just open up the '-' menu While the main hub of the game (Jubilife Village) isn't that big, you're going...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 2:30 PM

It's not obvious right away In a refreshing change of pace, Pokemon Legends: Arceus doesn't hold your hand with every little thing...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 2:00 PM

Not on my Watch Master chronokeeper Timex has teamed with old-school publisher Taito to release a new watch featuring the...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 1:30 PM

Escape from the City was the obvious one, this is way crazier Did you ever expect someone really talented to...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 1:00 PM

He says that this is part of a 'paradigm shift' in gaming Ubisoft's speedy move into the NFT space has...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, January 28, 2022 6:00 PM
     Sega ArcadeJapan has been the savior of the arcade business for some time now, unlike the United States where arcades are mostly just Dave and Busters or Round1's. (The latter is a lot of fun, at least.) But somehow, the arcade business has remained a stronghold in Japan, bolstered by fighting games, rhythm games, fancy claw machines, and other fabulous games like Gunslinger Stratos. But naturally, as the coronavirus impacts all industries, the arcades have taken a hit. And as for Sega, which has remained a strong supporter of the arcade, the company, unfortunately, is leaving the business behind. It's been about five decades of Sega in the arcade business, so the news feels bitter. In a somber statement released this morning, Sega announced it will sell the remaining amount of shares it holds to Genda Inc. Genda already holds the majority of Sega's arcade shares, but this move sees Sega leaving the business entirely. The remaining locations won't utilize the Sega brand...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, January 28, 2022 5:00 PM
     Teamgroup Pcie 5.0 Nvme Ssd Speed Price Performance Price Gaming CoverNow that PCIe 4.0 SSDs are fully compatible with today's CPUs and motherboard platforms, and even consoles for that matter, the next obvious step is to push onward to the PCIe 5.0 standard. You know, the one that's not supported on any consumer products yet. Teamgroup entered the spotlight to preview what it will bring to the table in the near future, and the specs are astounding compared to what was considered "fast storage" just a few years ago. The PCIe 5.0 NVME SSD from Teamgroup, known as the T-Force Cardea, will reach blistering sequential read speeds over 13,000MB/s with sequential write speeds up to 12,000MB/s. It will also come with a stout aluminum heatsink for improved cooling. The company teased the product in a blog post that contained basic details about what we can expect from the upcoming flagship SSD. The news is certainly welcome, but it also raises more questions than it answers in respect to timing. Seeing as Intel's flagship Z690, m...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, January 28, 2022 4:15 PM
     Intel AMD CPU deals 12700k 12600k 5600x sale price Ryzen Alder LakeIt's time to save some money with a few more deals from Newegg. If you've been considering upgrading your CPU or starting a PC build from scratch, then there's some good news for you. Newegg's got some very good deals on offer here, with three CPUs that each deliver some impressive performance. Intel's i5-12600K and its i7-12700K are both on sale, alongside AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X. It's also worth pointing out that the prices here are the lowest that these CPUs have been next to Micro Center's offers in December. But it won't be that case for much longer as some of these offerings are going to disappear later today, so act quickly. Currently, Intel's i5-12600K is on sale for $279.99 when using the accompanying promo code (MSRP $320), this Alder Lake CPU has a pretty impressive discount. Sporting 10 cores in total, divided up between six performance cores and four efficient cores, this CPU packs in a lot for the price. As we not...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, January 28, 2022 3:45 PM
     Shovel Knight announcement King of CardsTo this day, Shovel Knight remains one of the most impressive indie efforts to have ever graced the indie market. And as it turns out, The esteemed Shovel Knight developer may reveal one of those new projects soon, as the studio teased a "groundbreaking announcement" that it will share on G4's Twitch channel. The base game already provides a more than worthwhile experience by itself, but developer Yacht Club Games then went on to make three additional, fully-fledged campaigns Shovel Knight also got a Smash Bros.-style battle mode, and every mode remains free of charge for those who bought the standard release. Needless to say, the ways in which Yacht Club Games handled the release of Shovel Knight earned it plenty of goodwill from fans, and this has led to the studio pursuing and involving itself with all kinds of new projects.   What can we expect to see? According to Yacht Club Games, players can expect to hear this news while watching G4's Xplay show ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, January 28, 2022 3:05 PM
     Elden Ring game difficulty miyazakiDifficulty in games has been a hot topic recently. There are many who believe that all games should have some measure of accessibility, even if overcoming great odds is a prat of their intrinsic design. Take Dark Souls, for example. Some think that the series, and many Souls-likes, would benefit from on optional, easier mode. Of course, the debate probably won't end any time soon, as both sides have valid reasons to justify their opinion. Hidetaka Miyazaki, who directed Dark Souls and the upcoming Elden Ring, shared how difficulty worked for the game, and why its design could help some struggling players. In a recent interview, he said he has talked about it with his team, calling it a "valid discussion." Miyazaki and FromSoftware have approached Elden Ring a bit different in terms of difficulty and player challenge. Elden Ring, as it leans more heavily on open-world exploration than its predecessors, was a tough balancing act. It won't be easy, he says, but ...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, January 28, 2022 5:30 PM
     Build a base using the top 3 most effective base designs in Minecraft in order to fully maximize and utilize the benefits of a survival base. Having a base is one of the most important things players need in a survival game in Minecraft. But building them can be just as enjoyable as designing them […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, January 28, 2022 4:20 PM
     Not just an ordinary World Quest, but one that is needed to unlock a new region of Inazuma. The Moon-Bathed Deep is a quest that players need to complete to advance to the next content of Genshin Impact. This quest can be started by talking to Tsuyuko, a shrine maiden standing on a cliff in […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, January 28, 2022 3:45 PM
     DOTA 2 is known for its exciting comeback mechanics. A team that's getting thumped for most of the game can still triumph by winning a single clash. Nevertheless, newer players—or even some with more experience—sometimes want to throw in the towel if they are getting trampled. Even professional teams have bowed out of competitions early […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, January 28, 2022 3:08 PM
     In Genshin Impact, Ascension is a feature that allows players to increase levels beyond the current cap. There are three ways you can ascend in this game: adventure rank, character level, and weapons. All of these ascensions are the key factors in building your characters and account. Adventure Rank Ascension Adventure Rank (AR) is your […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, January 28, 2022 2:00 PM
     Dragonspine is a snow-capped mountain area located south of Mondstadt. Dragonspine has a special weather mechanic called Subzero Climate that will cause your character to suffer from Sheer Cold. When Sheer Cold reaches its limit, your character will start losing HP. This feature makes it hard for players to explore the area for the first […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, January 28, 2022 1:19 PM
     Gods Unchained is a free-to-play NFT game where your chances at winning are affected by the quality of cards you own and your skills. One of the challenging parts of the game isn't fighting other players; it's actually building a deck that's good enough to sustain you through the fights you will be in. Don't […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, January 28, 2022 4:49 PM

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, January 28, 2022 2:54 PM

A slightly longer wait for this groovy game.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, January 28, 2022 1:42 PM

MonsterVine Friday, January 28, 2022 7:07 PM

Remember when we thought how bad 2020 was and that 2021 could never match it? And not only did it, but we're well into 2022 and it's already drunk and eager to top both of those previous years. Bright side is we got a year with some of the best games in recent memory and […]

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MonsterVine Friday, January 28, 2022 3:54 PM

A two-part interview with legendary Final Fantasy alumni Koichi Ishii and Yoshitaka Amano, which focuses on Final Fantasy XI, has been published on the WE ARE VANA'DIEL website. For those who don't know, Koichi Ishii has done everything from direct iconic Square Enix games (Various Mana titles, Final Fantasy XI) to produce games like Ocarina of Time 3D. Meanwhile, Yoshitaka […]

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Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 12:40 PM

A new Pokémon game means, well, new Pokémon, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus is no exception. And while the latest installment in Nintendo's flagship role-playing franchise may skew from the series' foundational elements in interesting ways with its fluid, open-world gameplay, some of these debuting Pokémon still come…


Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 11:55 AM

Pokémon Legends: Arceus does a lot of things differently from the mainline Pokémon games, and that includes completing your Pokédex. Where before the games tasked you with collecting the entire monster compendium to fill out the encyclopedia within the device, Arceus takes place in the past, presumably before Bill…


Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 11:00 AM

In the 1970s Will Shortz submitted a crossword to the New York Times with a word so scandalous that the editor rejected it. The word: bellybutton. Fast forward over four decades and Shortz himself is the Times crossword editor who is now the gatekeeper, selecting puzzles from the nearly 200 submissions he gets a week.…


Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 10:45 AM

Destiny 2's longest season still has a month to go. That's bad news for everyone eagerly awaiting the game's massive upcoming Witch Queen expansion, but good news for those who still need time to tie up a few loose ends. That's especially true for newer players who may be a bit behind on the four-year old live service…


Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 10:21 AM

Face it, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End isn't exactly a nail-bitingly difficult game. In fact, the debatably toughest moment of Naughty Dog's modern classic comes in the form of a game-within-a-game: Crash flippin' Bandicoot.


Kotaku Friday, January 28, 2022 9:45 AM

Even if shiny hunting in Pokémon games isn't your cup of tea, it's always exciting to randomly happen upon one of these uber-rare, alternately colored pocket monsters. Fortunately, Pokémon Legends: Arceus makes achieving this feat easy by reviving an old series tradition and giving players one guaranteed shiny by way…


PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 12:08 PM
     Here's where Xur is in Destiny 2 today – Beyond Light, but not beyond Xur

Xûr is Destiny 2's Exotic gear merchant. He appears every weekend to sell the game's most coveted items in exchange for Legendary shards, but if you're a casual player with limited shards to spend, it can be hard to know which of his wares is most worth your investment. That's where we come in.

As of June 12, 2020, it appears that Xûr is back to providing random rolls - so the Exotic merchant is providing more excitement than he has in a long time. Xûr appears every Friday at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT, and will stick around until the Tuesday reset. We'll update this guide shortly after he arrives, so if you're reading this, you need only read on to learn where he is, and which are the best items he's selling this week.

Now we're in Beyond Light territory, but Xûr's first appearances have been at the usual spots - so maybe don't expect too many surprises from the merchant in the new year of Destiny content.

RELATED LINKS: Destiny 2: Beyond Light review, Destiny 2 exotics, Play Destiny 2

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 12:06 PM
     Here are the Destiny 2 Trials rewards this week

Bungie's pinnacle PvP activity is back in rotation with a major revamp, and if you're looking for details on the Destiny 2 Trials rewards this week, you've come to the right place. Before you start working your way up through the ladder, you'll want to know what you're actually working for - so here's a breakdown of what's available each week, and what map you'll be playing on.

If you're not familiar with Trials of Osiris, it's a weekly PvP challenge where you enter a competitive gauntlet of 3v3 elimination matches. Your rewards are now doled out with a reputation system, so it's not about pure wins anymore, but you will still get special rewards if you can manage to go flawless.

Trials lands with the reset every Friday at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT, and lasts until the Tuesday reset at those same times. Each week provides a new set of rewards and a new map to play on, so here's what you can expect for the latest rotation.

RELATED LINKS: Destiny 2: Beyond Light review, Destiny 2 exotics, Play Destiny 2

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 11:36 AM
     Steam Deck – release date, price, specs, and benchmarks

Valve is entering the handheld gaming PC market with the Steam Deck, which launches on February 25. Prices start at $399 USD / £349 GBP for the 64GB version, but you can grab a Steam Deck specced with 256GB or 512GB of NVMe storage for $529 USD / £459 GBP and $649 USD / £569 GBP, respectively.

In terms of specs, the Steam Deck is powered by a custom AMD APU built on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. However, this particular chip features RDNA 2 graphics. This is the same microarchitecture used to power team red's best graphics cards, which should help it run everything from indies to the latest AAA games. Storage capacity will vary between models, but they all come equipped with 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

Instead of Windows 11, the Steam Deck comes with Valve's new SteamOS 3. It's a Linux-based OS, but you'll be able to install other operating systems if you'd like. However, Proton compatibility has dramatically improved to the point that you probably won't need to.

RELATED LINKS: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 11:03 AM
     Elden Ring's director says don't pick the naked Wretch class

If you've played much of Elden Ring developer FromSoftware's back catalogue, you'll probably be familiar with the games' challenging and dressed-down classes. Dark Souls has the Deprived while Bloodborne has Waste of Skin - both are low-stat options that have you scavenging for your own kit right from the get-go, making them starting classes for the truly determined. It seems Elden Ring will be no different, with its own difficult "naked one", which director Hidetaka Miyazaki reckons isn't the best choice if you're a newbie.

"In general, I'd like new players to feel unpressured and that they can approach the game at their pace," Miyazaki says in a new PlayStation Blog post. "I don't want to enforce any playstyle or particular route because I'd like them to experience that sense of freedom. And I realise that, while we offer games with a high level of challenge, we design them in a way that feels fulfilling to overcome. But I don't want new players to worry or stress about that difficulty too much."

That said, the esteemed director does have some pointers on which class might be the least optimal for those divining into a Soulslike experience for the first time. "As for a starting class, it's entirely up to the player. It's an RPG, and they can approach it however they like and choose whichever looks the coolest to them," Miyazaki says. However, he adds he "would recommend against choosing the naked one (known as the Wretch). As before, it's probably the most difficult starting class!"

RELATED LINKS: Elden Ring system requirements, Elden Ring has the best demo, Elden Ring's four pre-order editions

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 10:26 AM
     Terraria is almost fully optimised for Valve's Steam Deck

Valve's made a huge commitment to its Steam Deck compatibility ahead of next month's release, but a large portion of the responsibility still lies with game developers. Fortunately, Re-Logic is working hard to get Terraria: Journey's End running smoothly on the portable gaming PC, revealing that "optimisations are nearly complete" on its monthly State of the Game blog.

There's no telling when the update will be available to download, but it won't be long until the game gets that shiny verified badge as the developer says it should "be ready well in advance" of the Steam Deck release date in late February. Since it's primarily aimed at enhancing the Steam Deck experience, there isn't much in it for players on other platforms beyond a handful of bug fixes - which is never anything to scoff at, but also nothing to ring home about given how stable the game already is.

This should hopefully scratch the same itch as the PS Vita version, which hasn't received love since 2016 and is missing the Journey's End update.

RELATED LINKS: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 10:14 AM
     Total Warhammer 3 interview:

With less than a month to go until release, Total War developer Creative Assembly has flung aside the curtain on Total War: Warhammer III - which you can pre-order here, coincidentally . That doesn't mean we know everything about the strategy game now, but we've glimpsed enough to understand how much more there is to see. The curtain stretches for miles.

I recently got to play 50 turns of the single-player campaign as both the Daemons of Chaos and Grand Cathay's Miao Ying. Mid-way through my session I'd thrown away most of my prepared questions and vibed my interview with game director Ian Roxburgh and principal writer Andy Hall, who had a lot of fun with the fact that I know enough about Warhammer to make certain assumptions which he, apparently, plans to upend.

You can read my hands-on impressions here and catch up on the headlines regarding Be'lakor, customisable Daemon Princes, the Great Maw, and eight-player co-op multiplayer at those links - like I said, big curtain - but first on the agenda is a new mechanic that's core to the campaign: rifts.

RELATED LINKS: Total War: Warhammer 3 release date, Total War: Warhammer 3 races, The best strategy games on PC

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 9:58 AM
     Genshin Impact lantern puzzles – Wondrous Shadow event guide

If you've dived into this year's Lantern Rite event, you may find the Wondrous Shadow puzzles slightly tricky. We're here to help, with all the lantern puzzle solutions unlocked so far.

Wondrous Shadow rewards players with primogems, affluence talismans, hero's wit, mystic enhancement ore, and mora. To participate, you need to be at least Adventure Rank 28 and have completed Chapter I: Act III – A New Star Approaches, and Archon Quest Interlude Chapter: Act I – The Crane Returns on the Wind. This event takes place in Liyue Harbor and is part of the Fleeting Colors in Flight festivities. To start the Wondrous Shadow event and solve the lantern puzzles, speak to Yuan Rong who can be found at the docks.

The Lantern Rite 2022 event also offers plenty of prizes such as primogems, mora, and character ascension materials - as well as Genshin Impact outfits for Ningguang and a free four-star Liyue character of your choice, including Yun Jin, one of the new Genshin Impact characters. So it's worth participating in all the challenges if you want to save up materials for the next Genshin Impact banner.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 9:29 AM
     Here's a new look at former Witcher 3 dev's dark fantasy strategy game Gord

Gord is an upcoming dark fantasy strategy game from Polish studio Covenant, which was founded by former Witcher 3 producer Stan Just and announced last year. Drawing on Slavic folklore, the game will feature "developing societies, eerie forbidden lands, and remarkable mythical creatures", as its Steam page teases. Ahead of its arrival sometime this year, there are some new details: a cinematic trailer, a chat with Just about Gord's setting and gameplay, and news that indie game publisher Team17 has partnered with the game.

Team17, which is known for publishing indies like Hell Let Loose, Overcooked, and The Escapists, among others, has announced this week that it'll be working with Covenant to bring Gord to PC. To coincide with the news, the devs have launched a new cinematic teaser trailer called 'The Prayer', which gives us a taste of Gord's world.

A lone figure sits in a night-time forest, praying to the God of the Sun, Daboh, for aid and for his people's souls to be saved. His prayers are soon interrupted by a terrifying, otherwordly figure, though, who seems to be cloaked in shadow and bear a crown that looks like like gnarled tree branches.

RELATED LINKS: Upcoming PC games, Best fantasy games, Best strategy games

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 7:54 AM
     Teamgroup's 16GB T-Force Delta DDR4 RAM kit is 34% off on Amazon

The gaming scene is full of new innovations, but it's important to not forget about the parts dwelling within your PC case. Sure, choosing the best RAM for your rig might seem mundane compared to concepts like the Metaverse, but you won't be going on any VR adventures if your machine isn't up to the task. Thankfully, there are great computer component deals out there, and Teamgroup's T-Force Delta RAM currently is 32% off.

Over on Amazon, you can grab $35 off Teamgroup's 16GB T-Force Delta RAM, bringing it down from $109.99 to $72.99. This 3,200MHz kit is perfect for anyone looking to boost their PC's memory, especially since the latest Steam games now require more than ever.

Teamgroup's RAM package also boasts a bold, asymmetrical design and RGB lighting, both of which should help turn your rig into a gaming PC peacock. However, the T-Force Delta kit's aluminium alloy heatsinks aren't just for show, as they'll ensure cooling efficiency to maximise life span and performance.

RELATED LINKS: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 10:00 AM
     Genshin Impact Lantern Rite event guide 2022: how to get all rewards

Looking for a Genshin Impact Lantern Rite event guide? Lantern Rite and all its festivities have returned in the 2.4 update. The Lantern Rite festival appeared for the first time in version 1.3, and is back again this year as part of the Fleeting Colors in Flight event, with all-new challenges and rewards available.

Plenty of prizes are on offer for participating in the Lantern Rite event, including primogems, mora, and character ascension materials, but the big-ticket items are undoubtedly the free Genshin Impact outfit for Ningguang, and the ability to unlock a four-star character from Liyue for free - including one of the new Genshin Impact characters, Yun Jin.

There are four challenges available in Lantern Rite, which grant different rewards, and there are also daily login rewards to encourage you to participate in the merriment. Participating in the events earn you Lantern Rite talismans, which you can exchange for the aforementioned rewards. We've put together a comprehensive guide to the Lantern Rite event to help you successfully stockpile talismans and unlock the free character and outfit.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 6:53 AM
     EVGA E1 includes analogue dials to monitor your RTX 3090 Ti

EVGA has announced plans to release a new prebuilt gaming PC, simply titled the 'E1'. Featuring a bold open air case design in addition to top-of-the-line components, the company believes that it's "taking extreme gaming to the next level by setting a statement with our new gaming rig." If nothing else, it's made us want to immediately mod our own systems with analogue temperature dials.

While EVGA hasn't shared much in the way of specifications, we know it features an EVGA Kingpin water cooled graphics card, which we suspect could be an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Vince 'Kingpin' Lucido teased the card earlier this week via a Facebook post, but it's unclear whether it will remain exclusive to the E1.

We'll circle back to the rest of the E1's specs in a moment, but we need to talk about its analogue temperature dials. Whether you plan on engaging in some serious overclocking, or just fancy a novel way of monitoring your system's temps, there's no denying the charm of these gauges. We're so taken with them, in fact, that we'd love to see them sold as a standalone peripheral or in other cases.

RELATED LINKS: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 6:48 AM
     Upcoming MMORPG Lost Ark will get three added regions at launch

The Lost Ark release date is fast approaching. Ahead of the MMORPG's arrival in western regions early next month, developer Smilegate RPG and publisher Amazon Games have unveiled a bunch of new features and changes coming with its live launch, which include three new regions to explore, which weren't available during closed beta.

The first of these will take players to the Yorn region of Arkesia. Here, you'll "find yourself headed underground to the home of the Umar race — a group of dwarven people that inhabit the depths below the seemingly barren land", as the devs explain. The Umar people include artisans who are regarded for their craftwork, which is reflected in the intricate architecture found in the region. There'll be new quests, bosses, Chaos dungeons, "and more" to find here. Details are light at the moment, but it sounds like there'll be plenty to sink your teeth into.

The continent of Feiton, meanwhile, is somewhere you might find "a little bit... less than welcoming", the devs tease. During a previous conflict called the Chain War, the lands were poisoned - something that continues to shape the landscape even now. The region is home to a half-human, half-demon people called the Delains, who are ruled under the "careful control" of a powerful organisation of assassins called the Avesta.

RELATED LINKS: Best MMOS and MMORPGs on PC, Upcoming PC games, Best fantasy games on PC

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 6:31 AM
     FFXIV's first Endwalker raid encounter has now been soloed by a Paladin

The big bad of the Pandaemonium Asphodelos: First Circle raid is having a tough time of it right now. A Final Fantasy XIV player recently soloed Erichthonios with a Warrior, inspiring one using the Paladin job to repeat the trick.

SuperTwoU explains on YouTube that Aka Ada's impressive feat inspired them to see if they could do it with a Paladin. Aside from testing out if they could survive the team stack without using the Hallowed Ground ability, they admit to not doing too much preparation. Rather, they jump in headfirst and "flail around wildly". I mean, hey, it worked, so who is anyone to judge?

The FFXIV player uploaded their run to YouTube, which roughly clocks in at one hour and 20 minutes. It's a fun watch, though. SuperTwoU isn't afraid to laugh at themselves when they make a goof, and they do an excellent job of running you through their thought process. I don't see myself tackling Erichthonios with a Paladin or a Warrior any time soon, but I appreciate the lesson in high-level raiding.

RELATED LINKS: The best MMOs on PC, FFXIV Reaper job guide, FFXIV Sage job guide

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 6:43 AM
     The best Rainbow Six Siege operators

So, you want to know who the best Rainbow Six Siege operators are? This is a very complex shooter - perhaps one of the most intricately designed multiplayer games being played right now. The depth comes from numerous places: the destructible environments, the design of the maps, but primarily from the unique gadgets, stats, and loadouts offered by each of its playable operators. We have been training with the elite troopers in order to find out which operator is the strongest.

Owing to the game's asymmetric multiplayer gameplay, Rainbow Six Siege operators come in two flavours: attackers and defenders. Currently, there are 60+ Rainbow Six Siege operators to unlock and use in the game. New Rainbow Six Siege operators drop with every season, and you can unlock them early buy buying into that season's battle pass, or wait until they're available for general release and use your hard-earned in-game currency. This is earned through completing matches and ticking off daily challenges, so it is good to know which ones to snap up first in order to make collecting the remaining operators even faster.

We update this list of Rainbow Six Siege operators regularly to best reflect the game's live meta, so rest assured these really are Tom Clancy's finest operators and we'll update this guide when the new season rolls around.

RELATED LINKS: Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 operators, Best Rainbow Six Siege operators, Play Rainbow Six Siege

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 6:13 AM
     Roblox promo codes list January 2022 – how to redeem

Looking for Roblox promo codes? There are all sorts of promo codes from Roblox events and giveaways out there, that grant you free virtual goods like clothes and items. No need to fork out cash for accessories; new codes are added all the time, so you can keep your Roblox character looking fresh.

Codes won't hang around forever, though - they're only valid for a limited time, so be sure to redeem them as soon as you discover one you haven't used yet. Redeeming them is simple - log in to the Roblox website and navigate to their promo codes page, where you can enter your code, and the item will automatically be added to your account straight away.

Promo codes aren't the only source of free items, though; you can also find free Roblox stuff in the avatar shop. There are far too many to list, but there are hundreds of items available for nothing: simply click the 'get' button next to their catalog listing to add them to your account. Be sure to check back here regularly, as we'll update this page whenever new Roblox promo codes are released.

RELATED LINKS: Best Roblox games, Is Roblox shutting down?, Best Minecraft seeds

PCGamesN Friday, January 28, 2022 11:22 AM
     The best indie games on PC in 2022

Deciding on the very best indie games on PC is a task that involves some painful exclusion. The great indie boom triggered by digital distribution a decade ago turned out to be more of a Big Bang, firing small-team development into a plethora of directions that now defy simple categorisation. The sheer volume is intimidating, so we have plenty to choose from when compiling our list of the best indie games. Perhaps too much.

But we should take stock, from time to time, to appreciate everything publisher-less development has given us. Some of the games listed below were built in a weekend by first-time coders, while others were crafted by former triple-A creators who've instilled their independent work with the same technical standards. They barely have anything in common but a healthy dose of idiosyncrasy and ideas that make Steam worth spelunking.

So what is our final shortlist of the finest indies around? It's got everything, from puzzle games to narrative wonders, through pixelart games and the most gorgeous, graphically detailed gems.  You're going to want to play each and every one.

RELATED LINKS: Disco Elysium review, Best RPGs on PC, The best PC games

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 28, 2022 12:30 PM

Through an entirely unplanned sequence of events, I'm currently playing two big action adventure games that couldn't be less alike. One is God Of War, a big, serious dadventure epic about an emotionally distant father trying his darnedest to connect with his (at times very irritating) son. The other is Kena: Bridge Of Spirits, an altogether more wholesome adventure about a young girl cleansing a lush, forested mountainside from a serious case of bad vibes and helping lost ghosts pass on to the other side.

About the only thing they have in common is that they both have what one might call 'cute' NPC companions. Dad Of War is joined by his eager archer "BOY!" Atreus, while Kena has her gaggle of black, fluffy Rot friends (above, right). According to the widely accepted law of big googly-eyes, I should find the Rot absolutely adorable and thus beyond reproach. Atreus does not have big googly-eyes (they are merely wide and naive), but he is certainly a lot cuter than God Of War's other main companion, a talking disembodied head. And yet. Even though Atreus has now reached that stage where he's doing all his adolescent whining and rebellion and "I know you are, but what am I?" nonsense in the space of about two hours, I would much rather have this sulky pre-teen by my side than the interminable Rot. Let me explain.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 28, 2022 12:02 PM

In theory, I miss auto scrolling arcade shooters and would love it if they came back. In reality, they come back all the time and I never really click with them because what I really miss is being a child and feeling like almost every game I saw was magical.

I'm pretty bad at them as well, which doesn't help. Mostly though, I became jaded and curmudgeonly at around nine years old, and will never know such naive wonder again.

Still, Hyper Echelon is fun.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 28, 2022 11:00 AM

They say everything is bigger in Texas. It's a statement I have only briefly put to the test during a rushed weeked in San Antonio, a trip I mostly remember for 1) seeing a roadside billboard that advertised Jesus on one side and massive tits on the other, and 2) making a joke about having a puffy taco "so I guess I should see a doctor!" [finger guns] that fell bone-chillingly flat to a dinner table of American business colleagues.

You know where everything actually is bigger? The past. Join us on this special supporter-funded bonus podcast episode where Nate is our gentle and enthusiastic guide for really massive historical monsters. A giant owl? Bigfoot is really an orangutan? A huge fish that might in fact just be well big, owing to a mistake with its skeleton? Yes, we have all these delights and more. A big thank you to our supporters for making The Nate Files happen.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 28, 2022 10:46 AM

With NFTs in games proving unpopular with almost everyone who doesn't plan to get rich by fleecing other players, even appearing to support them is controversial. This is a situation Riot Games found themselves in after a lighthearted tweet about one of the Valorant wizards visiting an art exhibition on a day out. Turns out, the picture seen by Killjoy is an NFT. Cue Riot scrambling to make clear it was unintentional and say, literally, "Whoopsie!"

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 28, 2022 9:00 AM

Anecdotally, the first records of modern golf date back to its banning in 15th century Scotland. "Nay Golf," said parliament. "It's turning the soldiers into fiendish, turf-snorting club-strokers who'd rather say shit like 'Triple Bogey' than batter the English, and we're no having it." RPGolf Legends is not set in 15th century Scotland, but it does take place in a world where golf has been banned. Only you - through the power of bare-bones ARPG combat and a fun but limited golf mini-game - can save the noble sport from ostensible nonexistence.

I say ostensible because, in reality, golf is everywhere. Our heroine Aerin's hometown is called Mulligandale. It has two shops, one of them dedicated entirely to golf. Folk shimmy about in golfwear, talking about golf. Many give out golf-related quests, the rewards for which are usually some form of golfing paraphernalia, often golf balls. The actual golf courses themselves have been sealed off by an ill-defined big villainous, but if you put a translucent barrier around the thing you're trying to crush and still let the people you're attempting to terrorise build their entire society as a monument to it, you're basically asking for a plucky hero to restore the national passtime to glory. Highly questionable bit of villainy, this.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 28, 2022 7:00 AM

Welcome to The RPS Time Capsule, a new monthly feature we're putting together where every member of the RPS editorial team picks their favourite, bestest best game from a specific year and tells us why that game above all else deserves to be preserved in our freshly minted time pod. It might be that it's the best example of its genre, or it contains a valuable lesson for future generations. This month, we're travelling back to rescue eight games from 2010, and cor, what a good year that was. Too bad almost all of them will end up in the lava bin by the time we're done.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 28, 2022 6:59 AM

Steam's Lunar New Year Sale started last night, a huge sidewide discount-o-rama with tens of thousands of games and things going cheap. If you forgot to buy something in Steam's last huge sidewide discount-o-rama a whole three weeks ago, or have received a new paycheque since then, hey! It's a big sale! Again! Splendid!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, January 28, 2022 6:15 AM

Mech combat game Daemon X Machina launched as a Switch exclusive, came to PC in 2020, and is now free to keep if you grab it this week from Epic Games Store. It'll be gone after February 3rd, at which point it'll be replaced by Epic's next free game, Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair.

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Twinfinite Friday, January 28, 2022 12:46 PM

Today the Microsoft Flight Simulator add-on scene was very lively, with several releases and new assets showcased for upcoming aircraft.

The post Microsoft Flight Simulator Concorde & Airbus H145M Get New Videos; Fouga Magister, Palermo, Zakynthos Airports & More Released appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Friday, January 28, 2022 12:34 PM

Today, Bandai-Namco Group has provided anime fans with a release window for the highly anticipated new television show Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury. This news comes by way of the official website, which revealed that the show is set to air in October 2022. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury was officially […]

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Twinfinite Friday, January 28, 2022 10:12 AM

In 2020, Square Enix made headlines with a gorgeous series of 1/4 "Masterline" figures dedicated to NieR Automata and they'll soon be delivered.

The post $3,399 NieR: Automata Masterline Figures Unboxed & Assembled in New Video appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 12:30 PM

Elden Ring Director Discussed It and FromSoftware Games' Difficulty

There's a new The PlayStation Blog interview with Elden Ring Director and Writer Hidetaka Miyazaki went over the difficulty of both it and FromSoftware games in general. At first, when offering tips for newcomers to the company's games, he suggested people shouldn't worry too much. He noted, "...I realize that while we offer games with a high level of challenge, we design them in a way that feels fulfilling to overcome." However after that, he specifically discussed the difficulty of the company's games and his thoughts about how many people might be able to beat Elden Ring.

Here is the exact response Miyazaki had regarding the difficulty level from The PlayStation Blog.

I feel like our approach to these games, not just Elden Ring, is to design them to encourage the player to overcome adversity. We don't try to force difficulty or make things hard for the sake of it. We want players to use their cunning, study the game, memorize what's happening, and learn from their mistakes. We don't want players to feel like the game is unfairly punishing, but rather that there's a chance to win a difficult encounter and make progress. We understand that Souls-like games are regularly associated with impossible levels of difficulty with high barriers to entry. But we try to design the games to make the cycle of repeatedly trying to overcome these challenges enjoyable in itself. So we hope that with Elden Ring and the new options it provides, it will be a success in that respect.

Miyazaki also said, "In Elden Ring, we have not intentionally tried to lower the game's difficulty, but I think more players will finish it this time." This ties in to Producer Yasuhiro Kitao's estimate that the game, at minimum, will take about 30 hours to beat.

Elden Ring will release for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on February 25, 2022. There will also be a The Overture of Elden Ring primer out digitally on February 3, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 12:00 PM

Seven deadly sins origin

A new game is in development based on The Seven Deadly Sins (a.k.a. Nanatsu no Taizai). It'll be an open-world action RPG. Developed by Netmarble, the operators of Lineage 2, its formal title is The Seven Deadly Sins: Origin

Korean gaming outlet Inven posted the announcement trailer on its Youtube channel.

The trailer for The Seven Deadly Sins: Origin shows off a large-scale, apparently seamless game world. Both above-ground and underwater areas appear. Characters are shown engaging in combat against large monsters as a team. They also fight through variable weather conditions and at different times of the day. Other characters are seen gathering resources and using special abilities to glide through the air. One portion shows Meliodas summoning Diane from a menu for aid in building a stone bridge. Meliodas then ascends the new bridge and climbs up the rock wall to end the trailer on an expansive vista.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Origin appears to be related to Netmarble's other Seven Deadly Sins game, The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross. That game, which came out in 2020, is a more traditional turn-based RPG. Origin will feature a new original story and star a new protagonist, Tristan. The nature of the game world will allow players to interact and control other characters from the series too.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Origin is in development for mobile platforms, PC, and consoles. Netmarble didn't specify a release date or target platforms.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 11:30 AM

Hololive Vtuber Aqua Minato Will Get Her Own Game

Rather than play a video game, Hololive Vtuber Minato Aqua will star in her own. An Entergram title is in development for Japan. The announcement came up during her January 2022 solo concert. No gameplay footage appeared. [Thanks, Gematsu!]

This will actually be the Vtuber's second appearance in a video game, as she and other Hololive stars appeared in a Neptunia title. She showed up in the PS4 and PC game Neptunia Virtual Stars. That's available worldwide.

As part of the Aqua Iro in Wonder☆Land concert, Minato Aqua and other Hololive Vtubers appeared to perform some of her most notable songs. A streaming concert ticket is available for 5,000円 (~$43). It also marked the debut of DNN's "I Wanna." Some of the songs she performed were "Dadadada Tenshi," "Discommunication Alien," "Domination! All the World is an Ocean," "I Wanna," and "For the Win."

In addition to the concert merchandise and upcoming game, lots of Minato Aqua figures are either available or on the way. She has her own Nendoroid, which is available now in Japan. There will also be a Aqua Iro Super Dream scale figure. Good Smile Company just announced and shared concept art for it.

The Hololive Vtuber game starring Minato Aqua is in development for unspecified consoles.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 10:30 AM

FFVII Remake Aerith Concept Art Hones in on the Details

Square Enix released FFVII Remake concept art that highlights one of the dresses Aerith can wear in Chapter 8. Specifically, the concept art reveals that the pink dress Aerith can wear has flower details. The flower pattern is reminiscent of the yellow flowers that grow in the church.

Aerith's dress features several flower details. One of these details is on the collar of the dress. Looking closely, you can also see the embroidered yellow flower details run along the body of the dress. The outfit shown is one of three dresses Aerith can wear in Chapter 8.

You can take a look at the concept art of Aerith's dress below.


In addition, Square Enix showed concept art of Aerith's house and room as it appears in FFVII Remake. It included a comparison picture of how the house looked in the original release of Final Fantasy VII too.

The concept art for Aerith's house features a complete look at her bedroom, her mother's room, and the roof. While the concept art isn't as detailed as the dress, it provides the viewer with a glimpse of some of the design elements that went into each room. For example, Aerith's room is slightly more furnished than her mother's room.

You can look at the concept art of the Gainsborough house below.


Final Fantasy VII Remake is available for the PS4. FFVII Remake Intergrade is available for the PS5 and PC.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 10:00 AM

Persona 5 Royal Noir Fox figure

During MegaHobby+Plus 2022 Winter, Megahouse announced two new Lucrea Persona 5 Royal figures of Fox and Noir. The figures will come out some time in the near future. Additionally, the Noir figure will come with Mona. So far, there is no news as to when these Phantom Thieves of Hearts will become available or how much they will cost. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]

Fox will come with his katana, whereas Noir will have her grenade launcher. Mona stands by Noir's feet, and from the silhouette is seems like he will show up as a bus rather than in his cat form. Fox's pose looks like he is about to unsheathe his katana. Meanwhile, Noir is tipping her hat in a salute. So far, Megahouse has only revealed a key visual for Fox and the silhouette for Noir.

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In 2021, MegaHouse opened pre-orders for figures of Goro Akechi as Crow and the Persona 5 Protagonist as Joker. The Crow figure will come out in July 2022 and the Joker figure will come out in August 2022. MegaHouse also has pre-orders open for an anniversary edition figure of Arsene. Lastly, it announced that a figure of Loki is in development.

More details on the Lucrea Fox and Noir figures from Persona 5 Royal will appear in the near future. Persona 5 Royal is immediately available worldwide on the PlayStation 4.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 9:30 AM

genshin impact emojis

miHoYo revealed a new set of Genshin Impact emojis to use on Hoyolab. This time, the Paimon's Paintings XII emojis focus on Liyue characters, with Shenhe and Yun Jin making their first appearances. The Tweet also promises more chibi emojis in the future.


There is a total of sixteen new Genshin Impact emojis on Hoyolab, with a wild range of emotions. Four of them are of Shenhe, and four of them are of Yun Jin. These two are the newest characters in the game, debuting in Version 2.4. Additionally, there are two of Zhongli, two of Ningguang, two of Xiao, and two of Guoba. As the Lantern Rite event is underway, it stands to reason why characters from the Liyue region are the focus.

Stickers, icons, and emojis of the various Genshin Impact characters are available for use on Discord, Hoyolab forums, and in-game. In December 2020, miHoYo released a set of winter-themed emojis, while packs of various LINE stickers are available in the messaging app. Of these icons, Paimon's Paintings are a collection of chibi emojis which are available to use on the official forums.

Genshin Impact is available on PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. The Lantern Rite event will last until February 12, 2022. Aside from the normal prizes, you can obtain a free outfit for Ningguang and a Liyue four-star unit of your choice.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 9:00 AM

Final Fantasy XIV Alisaie Wallpaper

Square Enix and LINE will release a new Final Fantasy XIV calendar wallpaper, which features Alisaie Leveilleur. Users can download the wallpaper, regardless of region, through the LINE SNS app. However, they must be friends with the official Final Fantasy XIV account to receive the wallpaper. The Alisaie wallpaper is immediately available to view through the Final Fantasy XIV LINE account's mixed media feed. LINE will distribute the wallpaper through the in-application messaging feed at a later date. It is designed to fit mobile devices and isn't suitable for desktop use.

The wallpaper features Alisaie in her Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker attire. The image directly comes from a render that released leading up to the Endwalker expansion. In it, Alisaie wields her signature rapier, set against a background of floating islands and crystals.

Previous Final Fantasy XIV LINE wallpapers have included promotional renders for the Endwalker expansion. This includes a wallpaper features Zenos as he appears in Endwalker, along with promotional illustrations created for the expansion. One such image features the Warrior of Light, as shown in the cinematic trailers, and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn gathered around the remains of a city.

Final Fantasy XIV is immediately available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 8:30 AM

Hololive Inugami Korone and Shishiro Botan become Dying Light 2 ambassadors

Spike Chunsoft announced that it appointed Hololive VTubers Inugami Korone and Shishiro Botan as official ambassadors for Dying Light 2: Stay Human. The company published a schedule for the VTubers' promotional streams, which will run around the game's February 2022 release.

Botan will first do a warm-up by playing the Switch release of Dying Light on February 3, 2022. Korone will stream a single-player session of Dying Light 2 when the game comes out on February 4, 2022. Botan will also launch her own stream of the same game the next day, on February 5, 2022. Finally, Sakura Miko and Yukihana Lamy will join Korone and Botan for a multiplayer session stream on February 6, 2022.

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Many Japanese companies have been enlisting help from Hololive VTubers to promote their upcoming games in recent months. Arc System Works invited VTubers for a hands-on gameplay presentation of River City Saga: Three Kingdoms at Tokyo Game Show 2021. Square Enix also asked VTubers to hold promotional streams for the Guardians of the Galaxy game in late October 2021. As one of the most popular Hololive VTubers, Inugami Korone was present in all of the promotions mentioned above.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human releases for PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC on February 4, 2022. Spike Chunsoft is handling the game's Japanese localization, which will appear on PlayStation 4 and 5 with a CERO Z rating.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 8:00 AM

Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile Lust Gluttony Envy

Square Enix revealed more information regarding characters that will appear in Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile. While characters like Lust, Envy, and Gluttony were previously shown in a trailer for Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile, they are now confirmed to be part of the roster. The official website has updated, sharing biographies and illustrations of the individual characters. Additionally, the website also reveals that the Japanese voice actors from the animated series will return to reprise their roles. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

The website also hints at a third, unrevealed faction. As it stands, characters are currently divided into three lists. One list is comprised of the Elric brothers and other supporting characters. The second list are the Homunculi, which includes Lust, Envy, and Gluttony. More characters will be added to each respective list. It is unclear what characters will potentially appear in the third category.

You can take a look at the illustrations of Lust, Envy, and Gluttony for Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile below.

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Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile will feature 3D graphics. However, the game will have a cel-shaded art style. A previous trailer showcased combat, with characters like Edward Elric and Roy Mustang appearing in various segments.

Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile will release for Android and iOS devices in Summer 2022 in Japan. Pre-registration is immediately available on both platforms. There is currently no word of a potential Western release.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 7:30 AM

Stone ocean converse header

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean and Converse are collaborating on a pair of Jolyne shoes. The collaboration Converse shoes will have the same pattern as Jolyne's outfit, and Jolyne's butterfly also appears as a charm hanging off one of the shoes. The Stone Ocean Converse cost 13,200 JPY ($114.30). Pre-orders on Premium Bandai end on February 20, 2022, and the shoes will come out in March 2023.

Aside from the outer pattern and charm resembling Jolyne's motifs, the soles actually have her and her Stand, Stone Free on them. Converse's trademark ankle star also uses the design of Jolyne's star mark. In terms of the actual feel of the shoes, they have React insoles, which are more cushiony than normal ones.

Here are some more pictures of the Stone Ocean Converse shoes:

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This is not the first time that Converse has collaborated with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. For example, there are shoes for Kira and Rohan from Diamond is Unbreakable, as well as a pair of Jotaro Converse from Stardust Crusaders. Like the Stone Ocean ones, these shoes are not available for international shipping from Premium Bandai.

Stone Ocean is the sixth part of the long-running JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. It follows the story of Jolyne Cujoh, daughter of part 3 protagonist Jotaro Kujo, after she is found guilty of a crime she didn't commit. She then has to survive in a prison while enemy Stand users target her. It is available on Netflix.

The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Converse shoes are open for pre-order on Premium Bandai until February 20, 2022. They have a release window of March 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 7:00 AM

Genshin Impact Great Banquet of Adepti

The Genshin Impact The Great Banquet of the Adepti event is now live. Users can earn various rewards by participating in the event. This includes primogems, mora, and other valuable materials. The Great Banquet of the Adepti is one of several Lantern Rite related events players can participate in in Genshin Impact. However, this event is limited to web browsers. The event plays out similar to a visual novel. It tasks players with creating an enjoyable experience for the various adepti.

Players will need to participate in a mini-game, which consists of collecting treasure and other valuables at the bottom of the ocean. The mini-game is fairly simple. Players simply need to aim the net attached to their ship, and try to catch Shimmering Shells, which will allow for players to progress in the event.

However, only 400 Shimmering Shells can be caught per-day. By unlocking various stands at the Lantern Rite event, players will receive rewards. For example, unlocking the Jade Delicacies stand will reward players will 10 primogems and 20,000 mora. Players will have three chances to obtain Shimmering Shells per-day. However, they can increase this number by going to the Genshin Impact Facebook page, or sharing the event on social media.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. A Nintendo Switch version is in development.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 6:30 AM

Genda will rename Sega arcade centers to GiGO

Genda announced that it has renamed Genda Sega Entertainment to Genda GiGO Entertainment after acquiring 100 percent of the company shares. It also revealed plans to rename all existing Sega arcade centers to GiGO as well.

The company's chairman Nao Kataoka explained on Twitter that GiGO is short for "Get into the Gaming Oasis." Sega's arcade centers in Ikebukuro, Akihabara, and Shinjuku will be the first ones to have their names changed. Other facilities across Japan will follow afterward.

When Genda acquired a majority of Sega Entertainment's shares in December 2020, it only obtained 85.1 percent of the stocks. At that time, Sega owned 14.9 percent, so it still had some say in the company's decision-making processes in 2021. For example, Genda had to retain Sega's name on arcade centers and the Genda Sega Entertainment company.

The latest announcement revealed that Genda purchased the remaining stocks owned by Sega. This means Sega no longer has a hand in the arcade facility management company, as Genda now fully owns it.

Despite the massive name change, GiGO is not an unfamiliar name for Japanese arcade fans. The name appeared on the Sega Ikebukuro GiGO building that closed down in September 2021. When Genda opened a new arcade facility nearby in October 2021, the company simply named it Sega Ikebukuro. In the near future, it will rename the facility to GiGO Ikebukuro.

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Siliconera Friday, January 28, 2022 6:00 AM

AI The Somnium Files nirvana Initiative Release Date

Spike Chunsoft confirmed the release date of AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative, along with a new story trailer. The game will release for the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on June 24, 2022. Pre-orders are also open for console versions of the game.

AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative follows dual protagonists Mizuki and Ryuki as they investigate a strange murder case. Though police were only able to find the right half of the victim's body, the left half appears out of nowhere at the start of the game. Both protagonists, along with their AI companions, must solve the strange Half Body killings along with the mysterious nirvanA Initiative.

The trailer gives fans a glimpse into some of the story's premises, as well as a loot at the new protagonist Ryuki. The trailer focuses on dreams and reality, the core aspects of the Somnium Files series. It also shows off pretty bizarre visuals, from vaporwave-esque backgrounds to some eerie 3D models.

You can check out the full story trailer below:


Furthermore, the Collector's Edition of the game will come with a special Pop Up Parade figure of the AI character Aiba. Other bonuses include an artbook, official soundtrack, outer box, and a physical copy of the game. The Collector's Edition is available for the PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.

The AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative release date for North America and Europe is on June 24, 2022. The game will be available for PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 12:30 PM

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 11:00 AM

'Groundbreaking' reveal coming Tuesday Top-notch indie developer Yacht Club Games has announced that it will be holding its third "Yacht...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 10:00 AM

When will we see it again? A new Metroid Prime 4 recruiting ad lets us know that the game is...

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Destructoid Friday, January 28, 2022 9:30 AM

UK's premier trade show postponed once again Meet the new year, same as the old. The organizers of Britain's largest...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, January 28, 2022 1:00 PM
     Lost Ark Launch DetailsIn the January Team Update, Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games shared a lot of exciting details about what content will be available in Lost Ark at launch. The team said more details would follow next week. Apparently, they couldn't wait that long because a bunch of information just released. The launch details blog post has a list of all the Lost Ark servers available at launch, the exact time players can start playing, server reset times, and details on how and when to preload the game. First things first, players who purchased a Founder's Pack will receive a three-day head start. They will be able to start playing on Tuesday, February 8 at 12 PM ET. If you don't pre-purchase a Founder's Pack, you can purchase one at any time during the three-day head start to gain immediate access to Lost Ark. Those who don't purchase a Founder's Pack will be able to start playing on Friday, February 11 at 12 PM ET.   Everyone, whether you own a Founder's Pack or not, will be able to preload Los...

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     Evga Rtx 3050 Cost Release Price Availability Nvidia Stock GamingMainstream PC gamers have likely taken notice of the recent announcement for Nvidia's RTX 3050 graphics card. The new Ampere card offers a taste of the latest tech, at the supposed starting price of $250 USD. The release for the Nvidia RTX 3050 is now officially here, but before you spring for one of these cards, it's best to know what kind of gaming performance you'll really get and to consider if it really outclasses what you already have. If you caught our reveal coverage during CES 2022, you know the specs of the RTX 3050 are fairly cut down from this gen's high-end equivalents that have garnered so much praise. It comes in with 2560 CUDA cores, 8 GB of GDDR6 memory capable of 14Gbps, all on a 128-bit bus. Its reference boost clock goes up to 1.78GHz, and it consumes a total TDP of 130W. The 8nm GPU die is also just 274 square millimeters.   We weren't able to review this card ourselves, but we did inspect the numbers from other reviewers and e...

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     Zorya: The Celestial Sisters gameplay previewLate last year, I had the opportunity to preview a new upcoming co-op puzzle game: Zorya: The Celestial Sisters. Anyone who has played with me knows a co-op puzzle with me at the helm is a recipe for frustration and fury, which is why I'm pleased to announce I will be irritating them to death with this charming puzzler. Puzzle games have definitely leveled up lately, what with It Takes Two making waves and other smaller titles like Tandem: A Tale of Two Shadows rising to prominence. But too much of the same thing becomes stale. I'm pleased to say that Zorya: The Celestial Sisters seems like a refreshing change of pace based on this preview. With this hands-on gameplay I was given the opportunity to participate in, I'm happy to share my optimism with this tale of two sisters. The two sisters are celestial goddesses Aysu and Solveig. Aysu is the goddess of the night, who finds herself needing a lift back home with Solveig, the goddess of the sky. The two work togethe...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, January 28, 2022 11:00 AM
     Vanguard patch perks and spawnsIf you have played Call of Duty: Vanguard lately, it is likely that you have encountered various gameplay issues. Recently, Activision shared a statement with the community which promised to fix the state of the game, as well as Warzone Pacific and Modern Warfare 2019. Since then, the developers have been hard at work rolling out regular updates. In the latest Vanguard patch, Sledgehammer Games make adjustments to Perks and the Paradise map. The most important tuning has been made to the Fortified Perk to change what enemy killstreaks and equipment impact you. If you have Fortified equipped, you will now be protected from the Mortar Barrage, Warmachine, and Flamenaut explosions killstreaks. Also, you will be protected from enemy Ammo Box explosions, Gammon Bombs, and Satchel Charges. On the other hand, the Fortified Perk no longer defends you against a Goliath, Glide Bomb, Bombing Run, Fire Bombing Run, and direct hits from launchers. In addition, the patch has seen the Cold Blooded...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, January 28, 2022 10:00 AM
     Mortal Kombat 12 leakIt has been a very long time since we have had any updates on what has been going on at NetherRealm Studios. Last July official support for Mortal Kombat 11 ended over two years after its release. Since then NetherRealm has been very quiet, more quiet than usual. The tweet announcing the end of Mortal Kombat 11's development only said they were working on their next project, with no hint at what that might be. Well today, a producer at NetherRealm may have spilled the beans. A Mortal Kombat 12 leak may have just been happened, and said bean-spilling may also have been completely intentional. As spotted by VGC, Jonathan Andersen, a senior production manager at NetherRealm Studios, tweeted out a picture of his desk, adorned with pictures and material from the Mortal Kombat and Injustice franchises. However, way up in the right corner of the photo you can clearly see on Jonathan's desktop a file titled "MK12_Mast." Looking closely at the monitor on the right you...

Gamer Empire Friday, January 28, 2022 8:38 AM

This article was taken from https://gamerempire.net/ from the RAID Shadow Legends Guides category: https://gamerempire.net/category/raid-shadow-legends/. It was written by Tim Stadel Clausen. The Forge in RAID: Shadow Legends is where you can craft artifacts not obtainable anywhere else in the game. Many of the sets that you can craft in the Forge are not worth using, but some of them […]

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, January 28, 2022 12:13 PM
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, January 28, 2022 10:12 AM
     Mythic monsters are the rarest and most desired type in Monster Legends. They are a valuable asset to any team, being nearly unbeatable with their extremely high stats. However, the game doesn't provide instructions for crafting Mythics, so some players are confused about obtaining them. It isn't a simple task, indeed. In this guide, we'll […]

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Nintendo should make its own Game Pass

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MonsterVine Friday, January 28, 2022 12:29 PM

The Disney Classic Games Collection is a strong gathering of some of Disney's most beloved games from the 16-bit era. Some of the games have aged better than others, but having them all present, alongside a bevy of fascinating behind-the-scenes content, makes this Collection a worthwhile grab. Disney Classic Games Collection Developer: Digital Eclipse Price: […]

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